Question do I need to update my bios to run new CPU?

fainamvm

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Hello, look my pc specs

CPU Intel Pentium g3260 3.30GHZ
GPU Nvidia GT 730 2gb
4GB RAM ddr3
390W Psu
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H81M-S1

In order to run i5 4590(upgrade) seems like you need f4 bios version right, im running right now g3260 which needs f5 version so I should be alright? but I checked my bios version it says FF, what does that mean? the date is when FF version released is 2014, I checked higher versions like f5-f6 are released in 2014 also, so im a bit confused with my bios version? and would I be able to run i5 4590 on it? Thank you in advance.
 

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fainamvm

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are you looking at the right revision on the board?
should be on the board itself

2.0/2.1 version have a FF
https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-H81M-S1-rev-20/support#support-dl-bios
so what does it mean? I am able to run i5 4590? I checked through cpu-z my version and through bios itself.
 

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